Mount and Blade – Calradia Guide

Morale

Morale is the measure of your company’s or army’s willingness to fight. Morale is just as important on the campaign map as it is during a battle. An army with a low morale will have soldiers who might flee far sooner, which could technically mean that a more numerous army will flee from a smaller force, if the push is hard enough.

A low morale will result in people deserting your army, and your army will also move far slower than otherwise it could on the world map. This could be very dangerous during a military campaign, especially on the retreat, or when your most expensive and skilled troops are leaving you.

Low morale is caused by a number of things. The most common reasons are military defeats, hunger, no pay, and abandoning troops (when trying to evade a battle). High morale can be achieved through victories, numerous types of food (the more varied your selection the better), and your leadership skill. Another factor that adds to morale is your army size. The bigger your army the more positive morale you will need to counteract the loss of morale.

Even a small victory will provide a morale boost, so chase down weaker lords or bandits. Take part in battle you are sure you will win. Even if later you suffer a loss the positive morale will be overwhelming.

Helping out the Pretenders

Siding with a pretender is never an easy task. You are, in essence, leading your new lord’s only army against an entire nation. I think you can begin to see how things can go terribly, terribly wrong with that plan.

It is not an impossible task, but in order to achieve victory you will need a very powerful army by your side, capable of taking on far bigger and experienced forces. Then you must conquer the entire nation. The only real tip I can provide here is: build up a huge monetary reserve and an even bigger army.

Once a pretender is victorious you will be his permanent marshal and you may choose to proceed to conquer the rest of Calradia under the rule of your new lord or lady.

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Student of Psychology, he was identified as a Nut-Job even before he started the course. Having done some small work as a Modder for a number of titles, and worked as a Game Designer part-time, Alex now writes in third person. As Co-Owner and Editor of AlterGamer.com he aims high, while being armed only with a sling. In the future, he hopes to become a fully qualified Newspaper Editor, and purchase Google.

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